Photo: ViewChange.orgA rap about recycling? Why not? (With a surprisingly decent rap about organic dairy, anything’s possible.) ViewChange.org recently held a contest for the best online short films celebrating global development. The best in the “sustainability” category comes from Welfame, a hip hop group made up of eight kids from Nairobi slums. The vid, “Trash Is Cash,” touts recycling as a way to lower pollution and “make a town a green town.”
Huffington Post says Nairobi businesses dump 1.5 tons of trash daily at Dandora and Korogocho, two slums with no garbage collection — but 80 percent of that could be recycled. From a park to a trash heap, the kids rap, “Youth employed for garbage collection, an ideal correction,” among other rhymes. (Read all the lyrics here.)
Watch it here. (But be forewarned, the chorus “No more pollution, trash is cash” may be stuck in your head for hours).